This summer’s flight tests of the fifth member of Boeing’s 777 family, a freighter with a 5,000-naut.-mi. range and 100-metric-ton payload capacity, should produce repeats of what is by now the well-established characteristics of the big twin-engine airplane. But that assumption needs to be tested for the freighter, a derivative of the 777-200LR, that has seen its main floor reinforced, a 10 X 12-ft. main-deck cargo door added and a rigid cargo barrier installed near the front. All of ...


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